Captivity 'abduction, torture and death' posters cause outrage.

The Hollywood reporter says Curtain falls quickly on 'Captivity' ad campaign - the Los Angeles billboards and taxi ads for the movie "Captivity" proved too much for the public and were take

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Link Lust: Shower Me With Your Link

Old Skool storyboards found here: The abstract commercial. Ah! So retro. More fun here in the animationarchive. Via ever-hip Coudal.

We've done the lost wallet trick, the lost passport gag and now Nissan is losing their car keys all over town. The New York Times shares the copy and the guerrilla tactic makes sense: "If found, please do not return" (because the Nissan Altima) "has Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, and I no longer need these.".

Notes on Design have some familiar faces guest blogging for them, like master glyph pusher Stephen Coles, wordsmith John Kuraoka, HOW magazine's editor Bryn Mooth... and oh look there's me and our own Caffeinegoddess, well whaddyaknow.

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Signs of the internet bubble bursting #127 - Kevin Federline has a searchengine

Search me why Kevin Federline decided to start his own searchengine - imaginatively dubbed Search with Kevin. All I know is that you can have fun with the image search - try any synonym for Kevin Federline, like say loser and he's there, or "douchebag" and there he is again. If you try Kevin Federline is... you'll find a bald Britney. That makes sense. Hat tip Geekologie.

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1984 Barack Obama ad mashup.

In the San Francisco chronicle you can read about the Political video smackdown - fuss caused by the sen. Barack Obama 'signed' ad which attacks sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Beating the crap out of tutor with sticks wins Dubai advertising award

Melody channel TV & Leo Burnett Cairo won Gold at the Dubai awards with the commercial where punchline is that some bored kids and a yellow-clad 'superhero' pummel their tedious teacher. You have to see it to believe it, it's inside.

In the print category a seriously geeky ad for Oil of Olay from Saatchi&Saatchi Dubai took home the gold. Even nerdy ladies care about wrinkles.

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Should Paramount get pissed? Top Gun vs Top Gun.

US Navy Here's a case of "Logo inspiration" where it's obvious that they meant to do that, the company is after all named "Top Gun Entertainment".

Yes, just like that movie "Top Gun". An exactly like that U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Course which is called "Top Gun".

I feel like ripping this logo one more time and launching "Top Gum" with minty zest!

Compare Logos inside. Looks like two minutes in photoshop to me.

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Elvis Duran Needs Listeners Z100 Radio Station

A radio station in NYC is asking people to submit homemade billboards and TV spots to them. The best billboard will be shown in Times Square and the best TV spot will air on TV.

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Meal or No Meal

Hi there,

We have just finished creating a funny online gameshow. The games called Meal or No Meal and features a very annoying presenter. God knows where the inspiration came from! See priceyourmeal.com/mealornomeal

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Golden Egg nomination goes to "love bench"

The shortlist, that is the nomination list for Swedens "Golden Egg" awards has been released and on that list we found Miami's "love benches" for the soft drink MER nominated. Swedish double entendre tagline explained inside.

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Lavazza Coffee Advertising Gets Hot and Steamy

Sex and coffee - it's a strange combination at least in the way Lavazza melds the two in print ads photographed by Eryk Fitkau. There sure is nothing tastier than a freshly brewed cup of beans with that extra special something. ;)

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